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Backcountry Water Sources

Beaver Damn

When you’re out on a long day hike or a backpacking trip, you will eventually run out of water and need to resupply. When that happens, it helps to understand what’s a good water source and what’s an iffy one. Water Sources to Avoid Here are some general rules of …

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Water Purifier Preview: The Travel Tap

  I really enjoy having so many backpacking and blogging friends in the UK, Europe, and the rest of the world. Especially, when it comes to staying abreast of the latest innovations in lightweight backpacking and hill walking gear and techniques. Take water filters and purifiers, for example. It seems …

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Platypus Hang Loop Trick

When I set up a shelter for the night, I always try to fill up two, 3 L platypus hydration bladders with water before I start cooking dinner: one for camp and one for the next day, so I can get an early start. However, depending on the distance between …

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Autumn Lightweight Backpacking Gear List

  Here’s the gear list I used in on my last section hike over Mt. Greylock and up the Appalachian Trail into Southern Vermont during the long Columbus Day weekend. Designed for mid-autumn, it is a good deal heavier at 15 lbs. than the 10-11 lb. base weight I was …

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Backpacking Hygiene Essential: Purell

  When I go day hiking or backpacking I always bring a long a small bottle of Purell hand sanitizer (left.) I buy it in bulk and repackage it to save weight, but you can also buy small bottles of it (right) in many drug stores or supermarkets. Purell's primary …

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